I enjoy social media.
The funny memes. The yummy wellness posts I see my friends put out. The inspirational content I generate. The 5000+ people I spread love to daily! The entire experience is delicious at best.
However, when my spirit told me to slow down one evening in September - I did just that.
For 7 months, I kept the Instagram app off my phone.
I didn’t tell anyone why simply because I didn’t quite know why. I just knew I had to do it. And so I did.
During those 7 months, a lot shifted. I started going to group meditation on a weekly basis. I dug deeper into coaching sessions with clients. I spent a lot of time with family. I started Divine Release, a monthly healing space in NYC. (Check out this month’s) I cried a lot. I laughed a lot. I traveled. It was glorious! In short, I lived.
The most pivotal lesson I learned is the necessity of exploring my inner voice outside of the public's eyesight. I think it's incredibly important to have an element of your life that's completely sacred and private. A part of your world that's not for the outside world. Keep that in mind and you'll have immense peace of mind and profound joy.
It's a dangerous game when you slip into the mindset of catering your life to someone outside of yourself - whether it's friends, peers or family. To be honest, I was prioritizing everything before myself 7 months ago. I love my friends. I love my family. I love people who enjoy my mode of expression. Because my work is grounded in self-care then you understand - sometimes you gotta do things solely with your well-being in mind.
This spring, hit pause on something in your life, so that you can press play on your soul. There’s a reason why life moves in cycles and seasons. Tune into your mental, spiritual, emotional and physical being to identify what shift you can make for your long-term well-being. Choose yourself, and watch how the Universe rewards you.
Maybe a social media break is the answer for you.